A Conversation With Southern Indiana
Serving Clark, Floyd, Scott and Washington Counties in Southern Indiana, Education Matters joined the Network in 2015.
Why does this work matter? Why are you building a pathway locally for adults to come back and complete a degree?
In Southeast Indiana, only 25% of the workforce has an associate’s, bachelor’s or professional degree, compared to 38% nationally. Yet one in four of the community’s adult workers has earned some college credits. That is over 40,000 people in the five county region.
Who were your first champions?
Education Matters is a program of the Community Foundations serving Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington Counties. The local chief executives of Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana University Southeast, Purdue Polytechnic, Workforce Board and Chamber of Commerce/Economic Development Agency serve as Leadership Table.
What's your goal? What are you aiming for?
Our goal is to increase attainment numbers of adults with some post-secondary education but no degree or certification by 25% (10,000 people) in the next 5 years.
Why is your community an awesome place?
You will find world renowned Hoosier Hospitality and Southern Charm all wrapped into one, here in Southern Indiana!
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